What do you all LOVE about night shift? - page 2

I was just reading through the poll about night shift work load, and it started me thinking as to why everyone here works it and what they love about it? For me, it's a whole bunch of things. I... Read More

  1. by   LilgirlRN
    I concur.
  2. by   fergus51
    I love the atmosphere. Nights are just plain goofy most of the time!
  3. by   P_RN
    No suits, clipboard people, no heels and jackets, no memos, no doctors, no telephones, no............................just US!
  4. by   jrmcdoug2
    I have worked 7p-7a for 2 years now. Although i am sleep deprived, i love not having to speak too much, the ability to read an entire magazine without interruption, and the bond that we all share. Thank the lord for not having to ballet dance around management and the MD's. :roll
  5. by   nursejws
    I hope when I graduate I work nights. I'm a night person for sure, and I work well on a team with no suits looking over my shoulder all of the time.
  6. by   wendyssmile
    When I work nights I feel like a nurse. I work in an ICU, I can take time to give some quality nursing care and do little things like wash someone's hair, give backrubs, and maybe a shave. Nights is my respit from the chaos of days.
  7. by   nursejws
    wendyssmile, that's awesome. I'm sure your patients really appreciate you washing their hair, or getting a backrub or a shave.
  8. by   susanmary
    You all make me WANT to work night shift. Out of all the years I've worked med-surg, I only worked night shift once. NO ONE TOLD ME THE PATIENTS DON'T SLEEP...................... Seriously, tje perks of less phone calls/visitors. etc. -- plus the extraordinary teamwork I've witnessed by my night staff -- is making me thinking about pulling a few nights.
  9. by   carehope
    I agree with all above. The teamwork is great. You won't see it on anyother shift. Nights rock!
  10. by   arlnurse
    I love doing half the work for twice the $, being able to go back to school full time days, & it has taught me better assessment skills & good decision making, because there are less people around to help. Also, night shift always has a special bond.there's something about being up in the middle of the night with a few people when everyone else is sleeping.
  11. by   mattsmom81
    Add me to all the night shift 'dittoheads'.....LOL!

    All the dayworkers who are tired of the BS really should try nights....it has truly kept me in nursing 25 years....I wouldn't be able to handle nursing on straight days for all the reasons already stated.

    Luv ya night shifters...we're a strange and fun breed!
  12. by   fergus51
    Night shifts aren't that different from days in L&D, except for the fact that the staff on nights is way more fun....
  13. by   sleepqd
    Not long after she joined us, our unit co-ordinater worked some night shifts with us. She was real cool about it. Now there is at least one suit that really understands. Night shift means never having to say " Of course I'll call ____ for you, Doctor"